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Inland Empire communities weigh in on Gaza
Patch/City News Service
Nov. 17, 2023
In an article about Inland Empire residents’ reaction to the war in Gaza, Cal State San Bernardino professor Ahlam Muhtaseb, a Palestinian and Islamic Center of Temecula Valley member, said Israel's side of the issue is over-represented in mainstream media, where Palestinians are too often portrayed as “extremists, violent terrorists.”
Islamophobia spiked after Sept. 11, 2001, and again after the “Muslim ban,” his research shows.
Now, “the numbers are skyrocketing,” Levin said. “The rise of the internet and social media, coupled with a bare-knuckled political tribalism that amplifies Islamophobia and Arabophobia, is adding fuel to the fire. And the longer this goes on, the worse it will get.”
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